Our physicians are national leaders and pioneers in the use of Stem Cell Treatments for orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and aesthetic conditions. We began performing bone marrow-derived stem cell treatments in 2008 and fat-derived stem cell treatments in 2009 – the first in New England for both and among the first in the entire country. Few practices in the country have our level of skill and experience.
Stem cells are naturally occurring cells in the body that have the potential to turn into other types of cells and body tissues. But they also serve an important signaling functioning, recruiting other stem cells to the target area and triggering nearby cells to begin the repair process. In fact, most scientists think that this messenger activity is the main way that stem cells work. Think of stem cells as the Conductor of an orchestra. By himself the Conductor can only make a little music (if he plays the piano or violin, for example). But when directing an orchestra—with LOTS of other musicians, instruments, sheet music, etc.—the Conductor can coordinate the performance of a magnificent symphony!
It’s important to note that currently there is no such thing as a pure stem cell treatment. Whether derived from bone marrow or fat, the solution that gets injected contains many types of cells, not just stem cells. It also contains healing proteins and growth factors. It’s the total package of stem cells, other cells, and the associated proteins & growth factors that’s involved in the healing response.
While the use of stem cells is gaining in popularity, it’s important to note that not all stem cell treatments are the same. How the stem cells are obtained, and how they’re processed, both can have a major impact on effectiveness. In addition, even the best stem cell products will be minimally effective if not administered properly. At our affiliate practice, the New England Stem Cell Institute, they use the latest technology to harvest your stem cells to ensure the highest quality product. They also perform all of the injections under direct ultrasound guidance. So, you can be assured of the safest, most accurate treatment.
Stem Cells are used most commonly to treat the following conditions:
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(NOTE: All of our Stem Cell treatments are performed by our affiliate, the New England Stem Cell Institute.)